Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development-Education

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Question Period Senator Jane Cordy September 23rd, 2014

Hon. Jane Cordy: The fastest growing demographic in Canada is young Aboriginals. The rate of young Aboriginals under the age of 25 is growing significantly, and yet since your government has been in power there has been a cap on spending for education at 2 per cent. This means that the power of the funding for education for young Aboriginals is falling abysmally. If we as a society and a government don't do something quickly to ensure that this fastest growing demographic is well prepared for the workforce, then not only the Aboriginal community but the whole country of Canada will be hurt.

Will your government commit to removing the spending cap on education funding for Aboriginals?

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